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Shipping furniture/household goods from UK to Barbados.

Old Apr 21st 2022, 3:19 pm
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Default Shipping furniture/household goods from UK to Barbados.

Hi all, would anyone have recommendations for such firms to ship from UK. We currently have our goods in storage units in the UK and now looking to ship across to Barbados, then place into storage there for short term. Was thinking using Bristol as the port. Any help most appreciated.
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Old Apr 21st 2022, 4:37 pm
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One of the biggest shippers uk-caribbean certainly, is RAM shipping, they arent the cheapest but are good.

NB are you sure about what you are shipping? Any wood not insect proof, plus any chipboard, fibreboard is a no no here. Also do compare buying new locally vs shipping duty etc, sometimes it doesnt add up to ship.
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NNB you dont normally get to choose the port , they will collect from you, and the ex geest boats go from southampton, but they stuff containers in east london.
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Default Re: Shipping furniture/household goods from UK to Barbados.

Originally Posted by Smudge51
Hi all, would anyone have recommendations for such firms to ship from UK. We currently have our goods in storage units in the UK and now looking to ship across to Barbados, then place into storage there for short term. Was thinking using Bristol as the port. Any help most appreciated.
As UK_ grenada said, shipping is like posting a letter - you say where it needs to be delivered to, but other than choosing air or surface shipping, you get no choice about the route, and indeed whoever you contract to come and collect your things might not know which ship the container will end up on until after the container arrives at the port.

Your container could end up on a ship that has already called at several ports in Europe, then calls in at a port in the UK and heads directly to the Caribbean, or carries on after the UK to call in at, for example, ports in Spain, Portugal and the Azores, but that is something you would never know about unless you went looking to see where the ship with your container on went after your container was loaded onboard. The only semi-exception to this would be if you lived somewhere served by a single (or very limited, e.g. only one service from Europe) route/ shipping line(s) - you'd know who was going to carry your container, but you'd still have no choice in the matter!

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